December
13
2017

The Idea Machine

I’ve never met a gym owner who didn’t have a great idea. Before January 1, I’ll have done over 1500 free calls with gym owners. And almost every time, I hear this: “I really want to get my X started, but I’m too busy....

December
12
2017

Polishers

My father-in-law is 75. He spent his life in a steel mill, raising 5 kids on a tiny salary and running a small farm in the Valley.   When he retired, he started working on old cars. Restoration is his vocation.   If you’ve ever heard...

November
29
2017

Who Are You Accidentally Excluding?

Our Varsity program at Catalyst used to have 11 teen girls and only one boy.   One time, I pulled him aside and said, “Hey man, it’s totally fine to invite some of your male friends to this group if you want.”   He replied...

November
24
2017

How Sharing Joy Makes You Happy

Your mom told you, “‘Tis better to give than to receive.”   I’m going to give you something better than anything you can buy. On the day North America goes nuts buying things, I’m giving you a promise: Things don...

November
22
2017

Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play

I remember when I was young enough to know everything.   I was 100% sure that my way was the ONLY way. I thought that MY experience should be the same as everyone else. I knew that what I liked was what others would like, too.   I opened my...

November
21
2017

How To Deal With Your Competition

The nearest box is 800m away. They charge less. They copy EVERYTHING you do–right down to your color scheme. What do you DO about it? Don’t turn to arson yet…there are several reasons to be EXCITED about competition, including this...